Arts Events in Brief, March 2

Comedians Brian Majore

Comedians Brian Majore

Wine book in wine storea perfect pairingLiquor shops aren’t usually book launch venues.But this week Cascadia Liquor, 2631 Quadra St., will host the launch of Island Wineries of British Columbia, published by Victoria-based TouchWood Editions.Writers will be on hand and there will be wines to sample at the event, which runs 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday (March 5).Dinner and jazz at Glosees return of Wey Jazz pianist Ashley Wey headlines at Glo restaurant, 2940 Jutland Rd., Saturday evenings this month and next. Wey, 28, combines traditional jazz with urban hip-hop. Reservations are recommended, 250-385-5643. No cover charge.New scholarship offeredby Dance VictoriaBefore she died in 2008 pediatrician Chrystal Kleiman asked Dance Victoria producer Stephen White to develop a unique dance scholarship with funds from her.The $11,500 scholarship is for emerging and established dancers and choreographers who would like to study outside of Canada.Interested applicants from Western Canada have until March 15 to apply. For more information visit www.dancevictoria.com or call 250-595-1829.Rez Jesters troupelead aboriginal comedyVancouver-based native comedians Brian Majore and Cliff Paul are embarking on a tour of B.C. with special guest Patrick Mahoney and token white guy Chris Gaskin.The native stand-up comedy tour is a first of its kind in British Columbia.  “Native people love to laugh and we love making them laugh,” says Brian Majore, “so if you love to laugh, come on out to the show.”  The show comes to Victoria on March 12. It happens at 8 p.m. at the Ambrosia Conference and Event Centre, 638 Fisgard St.Tickets are $20, available at the Eagle Feather Gallery, 904 Gordon St. For more information, visit the Rez Jester Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thebloodysavage andthebigrezdog.editor@oakbaynews.com